Dave Crenshaw

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Dave Crenshaw
Dave Crenshaw
Dave Crenshaw speaking at an event in 2017
Born1975
NationalityAmerican
Alma materBrigham Young University
OccupationWriter, speaker
Known forWriting, time management
Notable workThe Myth of Multitasking, Invaluable, The Power of Having Fun
StyleInteractive, humorous
Websitedavecrenshaw.com

Dave Crenshaw (born 1975) is an American author, public speaker, small business and time management expert.[1][2][3][4][5] His books The Myth of Multitasking: How "Doing It All" Gets Nothing Done and Invaluable: The Secret to Becoming Irreplaceable have been referenced for teaching by some universities.[6][7][8][9][10][11]

Early life and education[edit]

Crenshaw earned his Bachelor of Science in business management from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University in 2000.[12][13] During his early career, a clinical psychologist diagnosed Crenshaw with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).[14][15][16]

Career[edit]

Crenshaw began his career in 1998 as an independent consultant small businesses coaching firm.[17]

The Myth of Multitasking: How "Doing It All" Gets Nothing Done was written by Crenshaw and published in 2008 by Jossey-Bass, an imprint of Wiley.[18][19][20] Dennis Lythgoe described The Myth of Multitasking: How "Doing It All" Gets Nothing Done in the Deseret News as a candid and satirical little book that takes on one of the most talked about social myths of the modern scene – multitasking.[1] Jossey-Bass also published Crenshaw's book, Invaluable: The Secret to Becoming Irreplaceable in 2010.[21][22] Jim Pawlak summarized Invaluable: The Secret to Becoming Irreplaceable in the Silicon Valley Business Journal that Crenshaw provides a number of fill-in-the-blanks templates that help you identify your most valuable activities (MVAs) and manage time effectively.[23] Crenshaw's book on entrepreneurship, The Focused Business: How Entrepreneurs Can Triumph Over Chaos was published in 2013.[24][25][26] From 2013, he is a Lynda.com author and presenter of business skills courses, including "Time Management Fundamentals" and "Small Business Secrets".[27][28][12]

He has published multiple courses on LinkedIn Learning, some of them have been cited in university newspapers.[29] His views on multi-tasking has been often quoted by the BBC News,[30] Forbes,[2] and The Washington Post.[31][32]

Other work[edit]

Crenshaw speaks frequently at conferences and industry events on the topics of business and time management, such as EO Alchemy 2012 — Seattle,[33] Crown Council's 18th Annual Event,[34] the 2013 REACH conference,[35] Schnizzfest 2013,[36] Behind Every Leader,[37] TiE Silicon Valley and LTB 2014.[14][38] His work has been featured on Lifehacker,[39] The Ledger,[40] Fast Company[41] and The Guardian.[42]

Selected bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dennis Lythgoe (August 17, 2008). "Book review: 'Myth' debunks multitasking". Deseret News. Jim M. Wall. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Mark Lewis (October 8, 2009). "Ban BlackBerrys!". Forbes. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  3. ^ "Is multi-tasking a myth? > How best to 'multi-task'". BBC News. August 20, 2010. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  4. ^ "Could You Go A Week Without Multitasking?". Marie Claire. Groupe Marie Claire (France), Hearst Corporation (US) and IPC Media (UK). May 25, 2011. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  5. ^ Candice Madsen (July 15, 2013). "Want to be productive? Stop multitasking". KSL.com >> Utah. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  6. ^ "Self-Assessment: The Six Invaluable Factors". Human Resources at UC Berkeley. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  7. ^ "Case&Exercises". Modern Education Technology Center at WHUT. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  8. ^ Nicole Rovig (2012). "Take Charge of Your Day and Achieve Professional Growth Along the Way" (PDF). Office of the Registrar at MSU. pp. 12 and 21. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  9. ^ Laura Jane Macbeth (words); Rex Features (photos). "The Great Multitasking Myth". Stylist. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  10. ^ Carol J. Scott (May 3, 2013). "From Multi-Tasking to Mindful-Tasking". The Huffington Post. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  11. ^ Trunk, Penelope. "Are you having a break or a breakdown? | Penelope Trunk Careers". blog.penelopetrunk.com. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  12. ^ a b "Summer 2011 > Class Notes > 2000". Marriott Alumni Magazine. Marriott School at Brigham Young University. 2011. Archived from the original on July 9, 2013. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  13. ^ "Winter 2009 > Class Notes > 2000". Marriott Alumni Magazine. Marriott School at Brigham Young University. 2009. Archived from the original on July 9, 2013. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  14. ^ a b Caprino, Kathy. "Why ADHD Is Wreaking Havoc On Your Life And Business, And What To Do About It". Forbes. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  15. ^ "The Myth of Multitasking: Feature Interview with Dave Crenshaw". Inc. Small Giants Community. March 7, 2013. Archived from the original on May 4, 2013. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  16. ^ Cathy Allred (March 25, 2012). "Harness chaos, build boundaries, Lehi resident says". Daily Herald. Utah: Rona Rahlf. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  17. ^ Aitchison, Steven (19 August 2008). "The myth of Multitasking by Dave Crenshaw -". Change your thoughts. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  18. ^ Dave Crenshaw (c. 2008). The Myth of Multitasking: How "Doing It All" Gets Nothing Done (1st ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 138 p. : ill. ISBN 9780470372258. LCCN 2008014797.
  19. ^ Andrea Sachs (October 2, 2008). "Business Books". Time. Archived from the original on October 3, 2008. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  20. ^ Harvey Schachter (October 1, 2008). "A road map for selling soap on the information highway". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  21. ^ Dave Crenshaw (c. 2010). Invaluable: The Secret to Becoming Irreplaceable (1st ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 166 p. : ill. ISBN 9780470553237. LCCN 2009051939.
  22. ^ Harvey Schachter (September 21, 2010). "Competent just doesn't cut it any more". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  23. ^ Jim Pawlak (February 4, 2011). "Two paths to becoming your company's most valuable player". Silicon Valley Business Journal. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  24. ^ Dave Crenshaw (c. 2013). The Focused Business: How Entrepreneurs Can Triumph Over Chaos (1st ed.). Lehi, UT: Invaluable Press. 204 p. : ill. ISBN 9780989193603. LCCN 2013937187.
  25. ^ Dave Crenshaw (2013). The Focused Business: How Entrepreneurs Can Triumph Over Chaos. Lehi, UT: Invaluable Press. ISBN 9780989193603. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  26. ^ Adams, Genevieve (14 February 2013). "Finding My Place in the Anxiety Generation". Huffington Post. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  27. ^ "Dave Crenshaw". National Speakers Association. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  28. ^ "Author > Dave Crenshaw". Lynda.com. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  29. ^ Mallia, Carmen (2018-09-18). "Outside the classroom: 5 must-take Lynda courses". The Gazette • Western University's Student Newspaper. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  30. ^ "Is multi-tasking a myth?". 20 August 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  31. ^ Joyce E.A. Russell (January 31, 2011). "Career coach: Move beyond the multi-tasking badge". The Washington Post. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  32. ^ Lalwer, Moira. "5 Ways Monotasking Can Help You Get More Done Before The Holiday Rush". Forbes. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  33. ^ Anne-Marie (December 2, 2012). "Switchtasking". Soap Queen. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  34. ^ "Why Were We in Nashville?". Hammond and Ellis Dentistry. February 28, 2013. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  35. ^ "The Myth of Multitasking | Dave Crenshaw". 1 October 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  36. ^ Jessica Davis (June 25, 2013). "Improving Productivity: Why Your Time Management System Doesn't Work". MSPmentor. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  37. ^ "Dave Crenshaw". Behind Every Leader by Executive Assistants Organization (EAO). Archived from the original on August 7, 2013. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  38. ^ Bree, Abraham (July 6, 2014). "It's Okay Mr. Crenshaw, I've Got Your Back". Ptex Group. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  39. ^ Trapani, Gina. "Debunking The Myth of Multitasking". Lifehacker. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  40. ^ "Multitasking: 5 Reasons Why It Doesn't Work". The Ledger. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  41. ^ Lawler, Moira (11 January 2017). "How To (Finally) Quit Multitasking In These Five Daily Activities". Fast Company. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  42. ^ Morris, Giles (5 October 2009). "If you only do one thing this week … avoid multitasking". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 February 2019.

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